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    Default Frigidaire front loader size and vibration

    Model - LTF530FS0
    Serial - XC64504412

    Is this washer designed to go on a pedestal?

    I attached it to a pedestal model nlpwd51. I t shook violently turing itsel around in the yard outside the shop.

    I removed the pedestal and placed the machine in the shop on a concrete floor. It still shakes violently when it spins with a load in it. It did not do this empty. What gives?

    Note - the two front feet have no rubber on them

    Starting to think maybe there is a bad bearing.

    Same one with the loose solder joint, about ready to put it on the curb!

    K, I doubt I do that...yet.
    Last edited by Boman; 08-20-2014 at 07:57 PM.

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    Grinding rattling noise. To me that spells bearing. Agree?

    Like I said, it did do this befpre I attached to the pedestal or put a load in it.

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    Is this washer designed to go on a pedestal?
    It can yes.

    the two front feet have no rubber on them
    That's not good, that helps the washer to stick to the floor and not move.

    It still shakes violently when it spins with a load in it. It did not do this empty
    Bad shocks, broken tub spring, broken spider on the inner basket, bearings....

    Grinding rattling noise. To me that spells bearing. Agree?
    Can you record it on your phone?

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    I did notice once the sound changed when I pulled on one of the shocks, but it was a clicking like sound I think caused by the machine being unbalance for whatever reason. This and the rattling/grinding sound takes me back to the bearing in my mind causing the unbalanced situation.

    It ran fine empty before I put it on the pedestal. Now it acts up even when I removed the pedestal. I tilted it to put it on the pedestal by myself. It is like I did some kind of damage to it.

    The person I got this from had tried to do something with it, and it was not completely put back together when I got it. I think I need to do some disassembly and check a few things.
    Any certain way to adjust the metal rods that support the bottom?

    Speaking of these rods, I have a theory. I had set this thing up outside my shop to run. My intent was to watch it go through it cycles with 3 small rugs in it. I really wanted to watch it spin as I knew it had done very well the few times I had tried it before putting it on the pedestal. I then though I could just put it back on spin when I got finished eating supper. After supper, I went back out there , and it had turned itself 18 degrees on the piece of pegboard it was sitting on.
    In the shop (concrete floor) I removed the pedestal tried it. I did notice the rod were real tight.

    Now I am wondering if the rods being loose caused the unbalanced situation causing the violent shaking all through the spin cycle and damaging the tub bearing.

    I wish I had stayed and watched it and not went to supper.

    I'll try to get a video of it and post it.

    Thanks

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    My intent was to watch it go through it cycles with 3 small rugs in it.
    Front loads hate small loads.....should be full for testing.

    Any certain way to adjust the metal rods that support the bottom?
    Nope. If cracked or leaking oil they are replaced.

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    Leaking oil?? These look like solid brass colored rods. Rods I did not see on another washer like it on on another site. Maybe a little different model.

    Anyway, I removed the back and ran it on spin. Did what it was supposed to do quietly. I placed it back on the pedestal and it is running now (washing) with no problem. I remember when I put the back on it felt a little springy. It did not this time. I had also checked one of the shocks and ithe pin may not have been completely back in like it was supposed to be.

    So far, so good.u.... Nope, just started shaking very bad in spin then stops spinning and tries to balance the load I guess then it will try again.

    I ink maybe I need to check the counterweights in case they were left loose.
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    Tighten the one weight just a little. No difference. The basket seems to go from back to front tapping on the back panel. The bearing seems tight. Guess this leads to a weak spring or shock. May be a part machine.

    After looking more closely at a diagram of this machine, I notice there is another weight at the front Part number 131975300. Guess I need to check it out. If that does not solve the problem, I will have some parts for sale.
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    but it was a clicking like sound I think caused by the machine being unbalance for whatever reason
    Sometimes the inner basket support will crack, this can give an clicking or banging noise as well.

    Frigidaire front loader size and vibration-image0001-jpg

    These look like solid brass colored rods.
    Replacement version... Frigidaire front loader size and vibration-shock-absorber-5304485917-01619658-jpg

    Original version where often more of an white colour... Frigidaire front loader size and vibration-frigidairefl6-jpg

    The shipping bolts are not still in place are they???

    Frigidaire front loader size and vibration-shipping-bolt-kit-5303937142-00614039-jpg

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    Red face

    The brass colored pieces at the bottom of the picture with the shipping bolts, are they part of the shipping bolt kit? If so, you may have just found my problem. Never having worked on these, I thought they were drum/basket supports. They were still on it when I got it.

    Guess that explains why I did not see any in the videos I have watched.
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    The brass colored pieces at the bottom of the picture with the shipping bolts, are they part of the shipping bolt kit?
    Yes and they are removed for normal operations.

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